EMPOWER : Yourself

Dare to be YOU. I believe that everyone should have access to the evidenced based tools and knowledge they need to flourish. Flourishing is a multi-dimensional construct and moves beyond the confines of simple happiness and well-being; it encompasses a wide range of positive psychological constructs and offers a more holistic perspective on what it means to feel well and happy.

Dare to be YOU.

Discover your personal brand identity, your strength, and your competencies through positive psychology coaching. Positive Psychology Coaching is an evidence-based coaching practice for the enhancement of well-being, achievement, and resilience, which can help you achieve your personal and professional goals for happiness and success. It is defined as “a scientifically-rooted approach to helping clients increase well-being, enhance and apply strengths, improve performance and achieve valued goals” (Kauffman, Boniwell & Silberman, 2009). Tailored one-to-one support for your professional life to enhance optimal functioning and well-being or build your resilience in times of uncertainty or stress. In short, everything you need to succeed. Applying your strengths creates the conditions to excel with ease because you are utilizing your natural abilities.


Dr. Gilda Scarfe is a pleasure to work with in several capacities including joint projects related to children and families, positive psychology, and mental toughness. As an International Psychologist, my collaborations worldwide are with individuals and organizations that support education and access and dissemination of information, often with a strengths-based perspective. Our work together through Positive Ed has given me as an Associate Professor in the International Psychology Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology a growing partnership that supports children, families, educators, caregivers, and leadership!

Patricia Perez